Landry's CEO bets big as he expands from restaurants to casinos

05/22/2011 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Landry's CEO Tilman Fertitta has built a multibillion dollar fortune creating and acquiring 52 restaurant concepts from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. to upscale Chart House, and his attention to detail extends to the naming of individual dishes on his eateries menus. Still, he says, don't call him a restaurateur. "I'm a deal guy. I buy companies, and a lot of them just happen to be restaurant companies," he said.

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